Movies/TV

Rob Zombie Releases Official Poster for ‘3 From Hell’

Rob Zombie took to his official web site today to unveil something 3 From Hell fans have long been waiting for: the movie’s official poster art!

The writer/director’s message is short and sweet, and it cuts right to an image that eerily evokes the original teaser poster art of the film’s predecessor, The Devil’s Rejects:

“Dig the official poster for 3 FROM HELL!”

Fans of the franchise will quickly notice that Sid Haig is not featured on the new poster art alongside Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie. Instead, Richard Brake’s character- a newcomer named Foxy- stands beside the two. How Haig’s fan-favorite character, Captain Spaulding, fits into the events of the film remains to be seen. read more

Rue Morgue and MVD Announce New Video on Demand Service

With the success of streaming content, and the advent of genre-specific platforms designed to deliver instantaneous scares to subscribers, it was only a matter of time before someone else entered the marketplace.  MVD Entertainment Group and perennial fan-favorite horror magazine Rue Morgue have teamed up for this exact purpose with the launch of their new streaming Video on Demand service, the Midnight Movie Society.

According to the official press release, MMS will specialize “… in Extreme Underground, Taboo and Cult Horror movies. Now genre fans can gain access to a film library of shocking underground, outrageous gore, creature features, cult classics and much more. Those with a taste for the weirdest and wildest reaches of genre cinema will not be disappointed!” read more

First Trailer for Scott Cooper and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Antlers’ Released

The first trailer for director Scott Cooper and producer Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film Antlers provides fans with just enough to whet their appetites in what appears to be a old-fashioned creature feature, infused with modern issues of neglect and bullying.

This is Cooper’s first foray into the horror genre, but the director is no stranger to high tension and drama in such films as the crime story Black Mass and 2017’s western, Hostiles.

The film’s screenplay was written by C. Henry Chaisson & Nick Antosca and Scott Cooper, and based on the short story “The Quiet Boy” by Antosca.  The cast includes Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, JT Corbitt, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan read more

Hellboy to Make Professional Wrestling Debut in Japan

All Japan Pro Wrestling, the oldest professional wrestling promotion still active in Japan, will have a special guest performer on September 3 at their live event in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan: none other than comic book and film character Hellboy.

The strange cross-promotion was announced on All-Japan’s official twitter page, and it appears that a wrestler dressed in full David Harbour-style make-up and costume will partner with Jake Lee and Koji Iwamoto against Hokuto Omori, Takao Omori and Black Menso-Re in a six-man tag match.  The identity of the wrestler portraying Hellboy in the ring has not been revealed, but the athlete is supposedly close to 7 feet tall and weighs in at 500 pounds.  The tie-in coincides with the latest film’s theatrical release on September 27 in Japan, six months after Hellboy opened in the US and other foreign markets. read more

Johannes Roberts Gives Update on ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot

During an interview with Screenrant, when asked about the current progress of Constantin Films’ upcoming Resident Evil reboot, director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) said the project is still moving forward and is in active development.

He teased the film’s new story line will be much closer to its video game source material.

“We are in active development of that at the moment,” Roberts said. “I pitched them a take, and they really loved it. So, we are just gearing up on that as we speak, really. I’m in the office all the time there. So, yeah, it’s great. It’s gonna be super scary. It’s super, super scary. And it’s just getting back to the roots of the game. I think, at the moment, I’m not really allowed to say much more than that. But it’s gonna be a lot of fun.” read more

Director Craig Zobel Responds to the Cancellation of ‘The Hunt’

Universal’s abrupt cancellation of their upcoming Blumhouse production, The Hunt, surprised many in the film industry, none more so than its director Craig Zobel

A week after the decision to cancel the film’s release, Zobel told Variety that “If I believed this film could incite violence, I wouldn’t have made it.  Our ambition was to poke at both sides of the aisle equally.  We seek to entertain and unify, not enrage and divide.  It is up to the viewers to decide what their takeaway will be.” read more

‘Scary Stories’ Finishes in Fifth Place; ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Debuts in Sixth Place at Weekend Box Office

Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark fell a reasonable -52% in its sophomore frame for an estimated $10 million at the weekend box office. The much-hyped film from director André Øvredal and producer Guillermo del Toro brought its domestic cume to $40.2 million, the second best showing of the summer for a horror film (trailing Annabelle Comes Home) so far.

Internationally, the film added another $5.6 million for an overseas total that now sits at $14 million.  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open  in more international markets over the next few weeks, further increasing the film’s bottom line, which should be able to bring in over $60 million domestically for a world-wide total somewhere in the vicinity of $100 million. read more

Season 3 Trailer of ‘Mr. Mercedes’ Drives up

The official trailer for the third season of Mr. Mercedes has hit the internet and we have it for you below. The initial episode of the series premieres on September 10th at 10PM on Audience Network.  This season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes and follow the story contained in Stephen King’s Finders Keepers, the second book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy.

The plot for the third season of Mr. Mercedes is as follows:
When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims. read more

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo Join ‘Candyman’

The team at Deadline is reporting that both Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo have signed on to join the upcoming Candyman film. The duo will join Yahya Adbul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris who were previously announced to star.

The film from MGM and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions kicked off principal photography this week fittingly in Chicago.

Nia Costa will helm the reboot which is being called a spiritual sequel to the 1992 horror classic which was directed by Bernard Rose and starred Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Xander Berkeley. The film introduced us to the nightmarish character of Candyman who would soon go down in horror history as one of our favorite slashers.  In 2001 American Film Institute nominated the film for AFI’s 100 – Years 100 Thrills. read more

Djimon Hounsou to Replace Brian Tyree Henry in ‘A Quiet Place 2’

Just in from The Wrap, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America, Shazam!) has joined the highly-anticipated sequel A Quiet Place 2 replacing Brian Tyree Henry who left the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Hounsou, whose upcoming projects also include Charlie’s Angels, The King’s Man, and the TV series What If…?, joins Emily Blunt, who returns for the sequel alongside cast members Noah Jupe (Suburbicon, Wonder) and Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck), with John Krasinski who will write and direct again. Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy (Breakfast on Pluto, Peaky Blinders) will also star in the sequel, set for release on March 20, 2020. read more